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Netgear N600 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700

This speedy, reliable dual-band router is great to use, although not so great to configure.

Cisco Linksys E4200 router

This attractive router is simple to set up and offers plenty of features that both consumers and small businesses need.

DropCopy 1.6.8

If you want an easy way to transfer files across your local network, DropCopy makes it drag-and-drop simple.

Ctera Networks CloudPlug

CloudPlug offers plenty of administration options and file sharing, but has pricey backup.

Verizon Wireless Fivespot

The Fivespot is a global version of the mobile hotspot, supporting both major versions of 3G technology (CDMA and GSM) and laying the foundation for Verizon’s claim to provide global data service in over 200 countries, with more than 120 of these at 3G speeds.

Ooma Telo

The Ooma Telo is an affordable and versatile landline-replacement home-phone system, one that delivers unsurpassed call quality. It’s like Vonage without the monthly subscription charges, and like the MagicJack without the computer requirement.

Clearwire iSpot

This tiny, battery-powered cellular router is a great way to connect iOS devices to Clearwire's 4G network, but it doesn't work with Macs or anywhere that Clearwire doesn't yet cover.

Localghost 1.0

This free program simplifies host file editing.

Clearwire Clear Spot

Convenient Clear Spot travel router offers ease of setup and connects multiple devices via Wi-Fi.

BearExtender n3

Want to boost your Mac's wireless range? The BearExtender n3 does the trick, as long as you can work with a less than optimal software interface

Clearwire 4G USB Modem

The Clear 4G USB Modem is great if you're in a 4G coverage area; but if you live or travel in 3G service areas, you might be better off getting a dual-mode 3G/4G modem.

Buffalo Dualie

Buffalo’s Dualie is two things in one. It’s a dock for your iPhone or iPod and a dock for a portable 500GB hard drive.

Mac Gems of the Year (2009)

It's the season of awards at Macworld, and in this installment of Mac Gems, Dan Frakes names the Gems of the Year.